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Lawyer accused of taking money from clients reaches settlement (Boston Globe)
A lawyer accused of stealing more than $1 million from several clients has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a woman's estate.
U.S. attorney in L.A. stepping down (The Monterey County Herald)
Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm.
Attorney general to review Water Valley ballfield agreement (FOX 10 Mobile)
WATER VALLEY, Miss. The attorney general's office has agreed to look into whether the city of Water Valley or the local school board should maintain school...
JLo lawyer to ask judge to put suit on hold (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Lopez's lawyer is expected to ask a judge today to let her take a breather from her lawsuit against her ex-husband over his proposed tell-all book about their relationship.
Attorney: Foley will name alleged abuser (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mark Foley plans to reveal the name of a clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, a move his attorney said would deflate claims the former congressman fabricated the allegations as an excuse for sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage pages.
Attorney: Foley will name church abuser (The Olympian)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley, who claimed he was sexually abused by a Roman Catholic clergyman when he was a teen, will reveal the man's identity to the Archdiocese of Miami, his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney: Foley will name alleged abuser (Syracuse.com)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mark Foley plans to reveal the name of a clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, a move his attorney said would deflate claims the former congressman fabricated the allegations as an excuse for sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage pages.
Lawyer seeks new trial for convicted Border Patrol agents (KXAN 36 Austin)
EL PASO, Texas A lawyer has filed an appeal in the case of two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a suspected drug smuggler and then trying to cover it up.
Davlin accuses attorney of leaking report summary (The State Journal-Register)
Mayor Tim Davlin on Tuesday accused attorney Don Craven of mailing to aldermen a summary of an Illinois State Police investigation into alleged misconduct by some city police officers.
Hells Angels lawyer argues organized crime law too broad (Vancouver Province)
VANCOUVER - A new federal law targeting organized crime is so ''vague and over-broad'' it could include most any group, including Tamils, Sikhs and ''people interested in Middle East politics,'' says a Hells Angels lawyer.
Lawyer: Ex-aide has built new life (The Columbus Dispatch)
Behind the cold accusations in the heat of a political campaign is a rehabilitated man anguished about being made "a political football" in Monday night’s final gubernatorial debate, his Cincinnati lawyer says.
Attorney general in Mexico lying about Ianiero investigation: lawyer (CNews)
TORONTO (CP) -- The attorney general for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo is a "bald-faced liar" for his continued insistence that Domenic and Nancy Ianiero were slain by Canadian hands, a lawyer for the family said Tuesday.
Lawyer accused of taking money from clients reaches settlement (WCAX 3)
NASHUA, N.H. A lawyer accused of stealing more than one (M) million dollars from clients has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a woman's estate.
Attorney: Post-Election City Tax Increase Likely (NBC 5 Chicago)
CHICAGO -- Chicagoans could be in for a post-election tax increase because Mayor Daley's 2007 budget includes nowhere near enough money to resolve claims of African-Americans victimized by the handling of a 1995 firefighters' entrance exam, a plaintiffs' attorney warned Tuesday.
Foley to reveal abuser's name, attorney says (The Buffalo News)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Disgraced former Rep. Mark A. Foley, who has said he was sexually abused by a Catholic clergyman when he was a teenager, will reveal the man's identity to the Archdiocese of Miami, his attorney said Tuesday.
Cricket-Pakistan appoint ex-captain, lawyer on drug inquiry (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has nominated a former test captain Intikhab Alam and a senior lawyer Shahid Hamid for the drugs tribunal involving Shoaib Akhter and Mohammad Asif who have both tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone.
Pakistan names former captain, lawyer for drug inquiry (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has nominated a former test captain Intikhab Alam and a senior lawyer Shahid Hamid for a drugs tribunal which will hear bowlers Shoaib Akhter and Mohammad Asif for taking anabolic steroids.
Donohue, Lawyer Who Never Traded, Shifts From Pits (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Craig Donohue rose through the ranks of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a lawyer, becoming chief executive officer without trading contracts on the floor. Now he's made it less likely a successor will ever work in the pits.
Pakistan appoints former captain, lawyer for doping tribunal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan appointed former Test captain and coach Intikhab Alam and a renowned lawyer to sit on a tribunal that will hear doping charges against bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
Bachynski attorney challenges police interview (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- Samantha Bachynski's defense attorney sparred with a detective this morning over the statements she made to police after her arrest.
US Attorney Leaves for Private Law Firm (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm.
Big loan means lawyer financed nearly half of Bell's campaign (News 8 Austin)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell has received a $1.5 million loan from Houston trial lawyer John O'Quinn. He's the lawyer who boosted Bell's campaign two weeks ago with a $1 million contribution.
Former Kansas Attorney General explains why he quit working for Kline (49 ABC News Topeka)
Former Kansas Attorney General Bob Stephan goes public about why he quit working for the current office-holder, Phill Kline
Armm guv appoints lawyer to head social fund project (Sun Star)
COTABATO CITY -- Armm Governor Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan has appointed another lawyer as new Project Manager of the Social Fund Project for Peace and Development, replacing the erstwhile project manager, the slain lawyer Arnel Datukon.
Immigrant Rights Group Sues Arizona Attorney General (CBS 5 Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights announced Wednesday that it plans to sue Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard on behalf of residents of 26 states whose wire transfers were seized by Goddard's office.
Angola: Kwanza-Norte - State Deputy Attorney General Visits Penitentiary (AllAfrica.com)
Agostinho Domingos, Angola's Deputy Attorney General, visited on Tuesday the Prison of northern Kwanza-Norte province, in Ndalatando city, where he got acquainted with the worries of the confined prisoners.
Threatening phone call made to Thai tiler's lawyer (Stuff)
The lawyer acting for Sunan Siriwan, the Thai tiler at the centre of the Taito Phillip Field saga, left Samoa last night after receiving a threatening phone call.
Martinez defense attorney presses for disclosure (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The defense attorney for accused murderer Jason Martinez filed a pair of motions on Tuesday in Graham County Superior Court in an effort to compel disclosure of police officers' notes and the inmate records for a key witness.
Attorney General offers tips for handling identity fraud, theft (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer alert to veterans and their families following receipt of information from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs of a phone scam targeting veterans returning from duty.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Placed on Restricted Duty (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- An assistant U.S. attorney arrested on vehicular homicide charges is being placed on restricted duty. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Michael Gallagher will not be allowed to be in a courtroom as his criminal case moves forward.
State's Attorney keeping watch on absentees (Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARRISBURG - Without getting into specifics, State's Attorney David Nelson on Tuesday said he is investigating reports of irregularities in the voting of absentee ballots in the county.
Lawyer seeks new trial for convicted Border Patrol agents (ABC 13 Texas)
A lawyer for one of two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a suspected drug smuggler and then trying to cover it up has filed an appeal based on jurors' claims that they were misled into finding the agents guilty.
Hicks lawyer rebukes Ruddock claim (Sydney Morning Herald)
The lawyer for terrorist suspect David Hicks has angrily rejected claims by Attorney-General Philip Ruddock that his client will plead guilty as part of a plea bargain.
Deputy Kern County District Attorney Chad Louie, Ward 3 City Council Candidate (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
Deputy Kern County District Attorney Chad Louie, Ward 3 City Council Candidate discusses plans for the ward if elected.
Lawyer says Aniston and Vaughn a happy couple (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
LOS ANGELES - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are still a couple despite tabloid press reports to the contrary and recent photographs showing the comic actor kissing a mystery blonde, a London lawyer said on Tuesday.
State attorney general probes letter on voting sent to some state Hispanics (North County Times)
SANTA ANA. Calif. -- The state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Orange County Hispanic residents that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote and warns them that they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month.
L.A.'s U.S. attorney resigning for job at private law firm (Los Angeles Daily News)
Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm. Yang is expected to leave Nov. 10 for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she will serve as co-chair of the firm's crisis management practice group.
Edwards receives award from state attorney general (Clanton Advertiser)
Deputy State Fire Marshal James C. Edwards of Clanton was honored Tuesday by the State Attorney General Troy King as one of state's law enforcement officer of the year for the middle region.
Bridgewater man Trial Lawyer of the Year (The Reporter)
Alan Dunst, a partner at the New Brunswick-based law firm of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas LLP, recently received the 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Lawyers Association of Middlesex County.
Lawyer, Feared Dead, Is Alive and Practicing (Law.com)
Mike Getz couldn't believe it when he learned on Oct. 9 that Houston solo William Britton "Britt" Hall was alive, had an active law license and was working as a lawyer in Conroe, Texas.
First town manager, then attorney--now water plant boss quits in troubled Hillsboro (Sun-Sentinel)
HILLSBORO BEACH · After losing their town manager and town attorney, commissioners now need to find someone to manage their water plant.
Attorney: Royse City immune from liability (Greenville Herald-Banner)
GREENVILLE — An attorney representing the City of Royse City has denied all allegations included in a lawsuit filed last month which claims a Hispanic man was assaulted by a Royse City police officer two years ago.
Lawyer pleads guilty to perverting justice (Fijilive.com)
Suva lawyer Abhay Singh has pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice. He appeared before Justice Anthony Gates in the High Court in Suva this morning.
Mistrial is declared after defendant slugs his attorney (The Star-Ledger)
An Essex County robbery case ended in a mistrial yesterday when the defendant punched his attorney in the face and knocked him out of his chair shortly before the jury was to begin deliberating.
City attorney says anti-Bush posts by Rocky broke no law (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson did nothing wrong by tapping city resources to promote his anti-President Bush speech in August, according to City Attorney Ed Rutan. The legal opinion, written late last month, was released Wednesday to The Salt Lake Tribune . Based on a request by the City Council - at the prodding of a Republican Party leader - Rutan, who was appointed by
Ravi Pujari gang threatens defence lawyer (NDTV)
Shahid Azmi, the defence lawyer representing accused in July 11 serial blasts and others held in terrorist cases under Special Acts, has received a death threat from the Ravi Pujari gang, asking him to give up defending his clients.
Hicks lawyer dismisses plea bargain idea (Sydney Morning Herald)
David Hicks' lawyer and father have rejected federal government suggestions the Australian terror suspect will make a plea bargain to gain a more rapid release from Guantanamo Bay.
7/11 defence lawyer gets death threat (rediff.com)
The lawyer said soon after the call ended, he checked up his residence and found that someone had indeed visited his home asking for him.
Attorney in Fla. crash on restricted duty (Florida Today)
An assistant U.S. attorney arrested on vehicular homicide charges in north Florida is being placed on restricted duty.
Attorney general says GOP campaign linked to intimidating letter (North County Times)
SANTA ANA -- State investigators have linked a Republican campaign to letters sent to thousands of Southern California Hispanics warning them they could go to jail or be deported if they vote next month, a spokesman for the attorney general said Wednesday.